After several delays and missed deadlines, and an unprecedented level of public comment and outreach by FDA to industry, several significant rules required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) are now being finalized and issued. In mid-September 2015, the FDA published the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule, which provides baseline Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for producing safe animal food and which take into account the unique aspects of the animal feed industry, providing flexibility for the diversity of facilities in this space. The rule also requires such animal feed facilities to implement a written food safety system.
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The Weekly Market Update reviews the results of the third quarter, the worst for equities in four years.
In this article, published by Boston College's The Corporate Citizen magazine, Gallagher's Corporate Vice President of Ethics and Sustainability Tom Tropp discusses Gallagher's commitment to ethics and transparency. Read the article in the Fall 2015 issue of BC CCC The Corporate Citizen magazine.
You may have heard it said that “if this job was easy, everyone would be doing it.” It’s true. In reality, supervision, management, leadership and other roles defined by the ability to produce desired results through the efforts of others is genuinely difficult. The great supervisors, the ones described in our research, thrive in complex and challenging environments and are often described by those they have influenced over their careers as good problem solvers and good team builders.
Slowing growth in China has been all over the news and typically blamed for recent equity market turmoil. Could the U.S. actually benefit from a slowing and restructuring Chinese economy?
Stay informed on the latest healthcare reform news. Gallagher's Healthcare Reform Update newsletters provide timely, easy-to-understand information about new and revised regulations. Download this month's latest release.
The demand for linking corporate pay to performance has been growing over the past 15 years, at least. This article outlines a straight-forward way to consider stock price performance in the sizing of annual equity-based incentive awards (“Dynamic Award Methodology”) thereby improving plan share reserve levels, burn rates, disclosure optics and pay for performance comparisons
The much-awaited Fed meeting finally happened last week… and rates were left unchanged. So queue up another month of speculation leading up to the FOMC October meeting. More important than the decision are the data points driving the Fed: labor remains the strong point, GDP growth and inflation expectations were again revised lower. Will the Fed delay again in October if markets remain volatile, or was that just the headline quote that masked the real concerns of slowing growth?
PPACA tightened ERISA internal review requirements, adding an external review process, and expanded the rules by applying them to non-grandfathered health plans – ERISA and non-ERISA plans. Our 30-minute recorded webinar summarizes these rules.
This summer, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules requiring public companies (other than emerging-growth companies, smaller reporting companies and foreign private issuers) to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its Chief Executive Officer to the median compensation of its employees (CEO Pay Ratio). The new rules were mandated under Section 953(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Like many of the Dodd-Frank rules, they were long in coming, passed 3 to 2 and accompanied by hyperbolic press coverage.